Posts Tagged ‘Joel Mora’

CDS Seeking Federal Work-Study Students for Part-Time Fall Semester Positions

CDS Seeking Federal Work-Study Students for Part-Time Fall Semester Positions

The Center for Documentary Studies is currently seeking federally eligible work-study students for part-time administrative assistant positions for the Fall 2014 semester. Our administrative assistants are the first point-of-contact at CDS, and require strong interpersonal skills and knowledge about the classes, programs, and exhibits on offer at the facility. Persons in this position must be willing and […]


We’re Hiring! Apply Now for a Senior Development Associate Position

We're Hiring! Apply Now for a Senior Development Associate Position

Note: This position has now been filled. The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University is hiring a Senior Development Associate to help plan, organize, and implement a multifaceted and comprehensive fundraising program to support identified CDS priorities. The Senior Development Associate will work with the senior leadership team at CDS to ensure that these activities […]


Join Us: CDS Meet-Up Group Mixer with Staff and Instructors

Join Us: CDS Meet-Up Group Mixer with Staff and Instructors

Join the CDS Meet-Up group for a fall mixer on the porch with pizza and drinks. The mixer is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with familiar and incoming Center for Documentary Studies staff, instructors. The CDS Meet-Up Group is organized and run on a volunteer basis to provide a forum for CDS Continuing Education students to network, […]


CDS Seeking Federal Work-Study Students for Part-Time Fall Semester Positions

The Center for Documentary Studies is currently seeking federally eligible work-study students for part-time administrative assistant positions for the fall semester. Our administrative assistants are the first point-of-contact at CDS, and require strong interpersonal skills and knowledge about the classes, programs, and exhibits on offer at the facility. Persons in this position must be willing and able […]


Audio Documentary Listening Party: Students to Present a Selection of Works, April 29

Audio Documentary Listening Party: Students to Present a Selection of Works, April 29

The general public is enthusiastically invited to this presentation in the new Power Plant building by undergraduate and graduate students in the Short Audio Documentary class taught by Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen. The students will present a selection of works produced during the spring semester. The short audio documentaries will be […]


CDS Seeking Federal Work-Study Students for Part-Time Summer (or Longer-Term) Positions

CDS Seeking Federal Work-Study Students for Part-Time Summer (or Longer-Term) Positions

The Center for Documentary Studies is currently seeking federally eligible work-study students for part-time summer administrative assistant positions. Our administrative assistants are the first point-of-contact at CDS, and require strong interpersonal skills and knowledge about the classes, programs, and exhibits on offer at the facility. Persons in this position must be willing and able to […]


Celebration of “One Place”: Exhibit Reception, Talk, and Book Signing with Editor Tom Rankin, April 25

Celebration of "One Place": Exhibit Reception, Talk, and Book Signing with Editor Tom Rankin, April 25

Oxford American editor Roger Hodge calls the book “a masterpiece of documentary art.” Renowned photographer Alec Soth says it’s “an American classic.” An event celebrating the publication of One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia, will include a talk and signing by Center for Documentary Studies director Tom Rankin, […]


CDS Meet Up Group: Audio Guru Shea Shackelford Talks Equipment and Software, April 22

CDS Meet Up Group: Audio Guru Shea Shackelford Talks Equipment and Software, April 22

The CDS Meet Up Group, organized and run on a volunteer basis, provides a monthly forum for students at the Center for Documentary Studies and others doing documentary work to network, talk shop, and learn. The next meeting will be led by Shea Shackelford, a documentary producer and a founder of the award-winning production company Big […]


Register Now for Summer Course: One-Week Doc Filmmaking Boot Camp

This summer CDS will offer its tenth annual Documentary Video Institute, our one-week video boot camp that has turned out over two hundred full-fledged documentarians. From June 15 through June 22, with expert guidance from multiple instructors, students will learn all aspects of video production: pre-production and scouting locations, camera operation, lighting and sound, editing […]


Development Associate: Job Opening at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Development Associate: Job Opening at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, is seeking a full-time development associate to work directly with the executive director of Full Frame on all aspects of fundraising, including individual gifts, grants, sponsorships, and government and in-kind fundraising. Full Frame occurs every April in Durham, North […]


Duke Undergrads: Apply Now to the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program

Duke Undergrads: Apply Now to the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program

Duke students have the unique opportunity to join students from across the country in the Fellows Program of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, from Thursday, April 4, through Sunday, April 7, 2013. Applications are due on Friday, February 22, at 12 noon. The Full Frame Fellows Program is aimed at […]


CDS Instructor Gary Hawkins On His Screenplay for “Joe,” the New Film From Director David Gordon Green

CDS Instructor Gary Hawkins On His Screenplay for "Joe," the New Film From Director David Gordon Green

In November 2012 production began on Joe, a film based on the novel by the late Larry Brown. The screenplay was written by filmmaker Gary Hawkins, an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies whose writing and directing credits include the acclaimed documentaries The Rough South of Harry Crews and The Rough South of Larry Brown. Joe […]


CDS Audio Director John Biewen on “Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It’s Doing”

CDS Audio Director John Biewen on "Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It's Doing"

Center for Documentary Studies audio director John Biewen gave a presentation at the Third Coast International Audio Festival‘s 2012 conference—”Sure-Handedness: Radio That Knows What It’s Doing”—that won rave reviews from attendees for its examination of  successful radio pieces and their structure, writing, and editing. Listen to a podcast of the presentation here and participate in the editing exercise near the end […]


Introducing . . .

Introducing . . .

The Center for Documentary Studies has a new be-caped protector, Chatterley, who we named in honor of its creator. Photographer and handmade-camera artist Cedric Chatterley made us an overhead light from an old enlarger, upon which Chatterley, fabricated, perches while watching over those who sit and visit and work on our famous porch. Chatterley, man, tells the origin story: […]


Register Now For CDS Summer Classes and Institutes

Register Now For CDS Summer Classes and Institutes

The Center for Documentary Studies is offering seven summer learning opportunities in 2013 through our Continuing Education program; registration is now open for: Intensive Introduction to Documentary Studies, Documentary Video Institute, Digging In: An Artists’ Retreat with Big Shed, Literacy Through Photography Workshop, Master Class in Nonfiction Writing, Hearing is Believing I: An Audio Documentary Institute, and Hearing is Believing II: Making It Sing. These […]


Register Now for “The Narrative Imagination: A Documentary Writing Boot Camp”

Writer Rosecrans Baldwin will lead this two-day workshop in which participants will learn narrative techniques to add dimension and persuasive power to their documentary writing (such as creative nonfiction, memoir, or personal essays). Topics will include fieldwork, outlining, establishing voice, and structural editing. Through collaborative discussion, students will study examples of the best contemporary creative nonfiction, […]


“Coney Island 40 Years”: Photo Exhibit Featuring the Work of Harvey Stein Closes October 27

 "Coney Island 40 Years": Photo Exhibit Featuring the Work of Harvey Stein Closes October 27

Coney Island 40 Years will close a popular three-month run at CDS on October 27; the exhibit features black-and-white images from renowned photographer Harvey Stein‘s recent book of the same name as well as a small selection of color images from an earlier book. Stein first went to shoot at Coney Island in 1970, never imagining that it would […]


Watch: Editor Eric L. Muller on the Rare Photos from a Japanese American Internment Camp Featured in “Colors of Confinement”

Watch: Editor Eric L. Muller on the Rare Photos from a Japanese American Internment Camp Featured in "Colors of Confinement"

Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II showcases sixty-five stunning images from a rare collection of color images taken by Bill Manbo, an internee at a Japanese American internment camp in the early 1940s. In this audio slideshow, editor Eric L. Muller talks about his impressions of Manbo’s photographs, […]


Event at CDS for Acclaimed Book “Colors of Confinement,” Thursday, September 27

Event at CDS for Acclaimed Book "Colors of Confinement," Thursday, September 27

Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II showcases sixty-five stunning images from a rare collection of color images taken by Bill Manbo, an internee at a Japanese American internment camp in the early 1940s. On September 27, editor Eric L. Muller will give a presentation on the photos at the […]


CDS Continuing Education Information Night: Monday, September 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

CDS Continuing Education Information Night: Monday, September 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Prospective and current students are welcome to this information session on CDS Continuing Education classes in the documentary arts—photography, video, audio, writing, and multimedia. Continuing Ed program director April Walton and other CDS staff will answer questions, provide recommendations and advice, and discuss the Certificate in Documentary Arts program. There will be a brief presentation on documentary tools and […]


Watch: “Professor Diablo’s True Revue II,” Wherein the Professor Examines Power

Watch: "Professor Diablo's True Revue II," Wherein the Professor Examines Power

So far, so great. Professor Diablo’s True Revue, a regular evening of documentary art and performance presented by the Center for Documentary Studies in partnership with The Hinge, has played to packed and enthusiastic (standing ovation) audiences in its first two shows at the Casbah. The next performance will be Tuesday, August 28, 8 p.m., […]


Listen: Student Documentary Projects from the 2012 Summer Audio Institute

Listen: Student Documentary Projects from the 2012 Summer Audio Institute

Hearing is Believing I: An Audio Documentary Institute is an annual weeklong immersion in making audio documentaries offered by the CDS Continuing Education program. Students learn hands-on skills in recording and digital audio mixing, discuss issues like the ethics of documentary work, hear accomplished producers talk about their work, and create a short piece. The 2012 institute […]


National Search Under Way for a New Director at the Center for Documentary Studies

For the last fourteen years director Tom Rankin has been at the helm of the Center for Documentary Studies, founded at Duke in 1989 as the first institution in the country dedicated solely to the legacy and continuing practice of the documentary tradition. On June 30, 2013, he will step down after three five-year terms. “This […]


The Second Coming: “Professor Diablo’s True Revue II” at the Casbah, Tuesday, June 26

The Second Coming: "Professor Diablo's True Revue II" at the Casbah, Tuesday, June 26

The Center for Documentary Studies, in partnership with The Hinge, is thrilled to present the second installment of Professor Diablo’s True Revue, an evening of art and performance at the Durham, North Carolina, club Casbah featuring writers, musicians, visual artists, and others who make extensive use of documentary fieldwork and research in the creation of their art. The inaugural performance […]